Following her win on NBC's hit series The Voice and fronting the pop-rock band Hey Monday, Cassadee Pope is preparing her place in country music. With a new single, album on the way and summer tour with Rascal Flatts, she's off to a great start.
Insight into my thoughts, rants, dreams and will include both written and video commentary in the coming months. Get ready, cause shit's about to get wildly inappropriate.
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The pop-rock trio, The CO, return with their long-awaited sophomore album. Listen to 'Keep It Together' on Tragic Kingdom now.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
First, Ed McMahon passed away and then yesterday morning Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer. But it was the news the the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, had suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon and died shortly after that left the world stunned. Jackson, who was scheduled to begin his last tour from London in two weeks, leaves behind his three children and millions of adoring fans, who have shown a huge outpouring of admiration and love for the legendary hit maker on blogs, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
Fellow celebs also took a moment to reflect on the inspiring Michael Jackson. Britney Spears tweeted immediately after the news was confirmed, "He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I am devastated he is gone". Madonna also released a statement reacting to the news: "I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless."
His music will live on as some of the greatest the pop genre has ever heard and his legend will continue to live on for eternity. And wherever Michael is, I hope he is looking down and able to see the impact he has made on the world. Michael, thank you for inspiring us with your tunes and for making music that touched so many. Your music is an inspiration and will continue to be throughout the rest of my life.
We wish the families of McMahon, Fawcett, and Jackson our best wishes and strength. And may they all rest in peace!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Also, while Kelly was in Canada shooting the video, she stopped by Much Music's On Demand (MOD) and gave a hilarious interview. If you don't have 10 minutes to check it out, just watch the last few when she has to pick who she would and wouldn't hook up with. It's worth it. She also calls Perez Hilton out by saying, "I've been hit before and I didn't make a video crying about it". Loves it!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I wanted to be sure I sent a big "Yee Haw!" your way before the bachelor party debauchery begins! As you know, I would have loved to have been a part of it, but because I am not there does not mean I don't wish you all the best that Las Vegas has to offer and you know that we'll have plenty of time to celebrate the union of you crazy kids in the future.
But have no fear because I will certainly be there in spirit. So, remember that as you're sitting in your private box at PURE night club shaking your groove-thang with Paris Hilton, who's dancing on the table knocking over the thousands of dollars of comp'd booze, and while you're schmoozing and striking up business deals with the Maloof Brothers, and then dropping lines in the bathroom with Spencer Pratt, while Heidi Montag-Pratt is debuting her new "single" on the stage at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge next door. In fact, I'll even be there when you hit the course with Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake the next day for 18 holes, and then again later when you and JT bring "sexy back" at the Planet Hollywood Hotel's pool. And of course don't count me out when you and Kobe decide to hit up Studio 54, but get side tracked when you have to break up the latest domestic violence battle between Rihanna and Chris Brown. Yes, I'll even be there for that.
So, just remember - although Vetrano won't "be there" to contribute to the weekend, I'll be there to relive every gorgeous moment of it, whichever version you decide to share...because what happens in Vegas, stays on the Idol Insider blog! :)
Have fun and congrats!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Our diagnosis? Watch two times and call us in the morning.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Apparently, The Black Eyed Peas, who also performed last night, weren't too happy with what celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton, had been writing about their new album. The group confronted Perez at the rehearsals for the show and then continued to confront the blogger throughout last night's celebration. Based on Perez's site, and a terrible vlog he posted where he calls Fergie "Fugly" and Will.I.Am a whole slew of cheap insults, the confrontation escalated last night at an after party when Will.I.Am and his manager followed Perez to his car. It was then that Will's management punched Perez three times...allegedly.
Just goes to show, two media whores in the same room is a recipe for disaster! But now, back to the awards - check out Kelly's performance of "My Life Would Suck Without You" and GaGa's performance of her hits, which includes fireworks and a bra that shoots off sparks (the filming of this was not very good, so parts of it are hard to see, but we're waiting for a higher quality).
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Christopher Stewart is the man behind this hit in the making and with his resume including such hits for Mariah Carey ("Touch My Body" and Mariah's new single, "Obsessed"), Rihanna ("Umbrella" and "Good Girl Gone Bad"), Britney Spears ("Me Against The Music"), and Beyonce ("Single Ladies") it's likely that adding Christina to his list of hitmakers will make for the perfect combo. Keep your eyes here for all the latest news about Christina's new single and album.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
It's bad. But, now that you've been warned, check it out - it's definitely T.M.T.H.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
As for Lady GaGa, the "lady" is unstoppable! She currently has three singles in the top 10 and is burning up radio stations everywhere. The Idol Insider has been wanting to bring you some Lady-inspired posts for months now, but everytime we sit down to start something, we can't find the words. The powerhouse that she is has single handedly saved the music industry and taken it from physical to digital. Her crazy beats and catchy phrasing makes for some pop deliciousness that we crave. And apparently so does everyone else. Her album, The Fame, is full of inspiring tracks to help gear up for a party or turn up in the car with your windows rolled down. And, although there are the haters, who are becoming less and less by each hit single she releases, she has captured the hearts, and ears, of America. She is currently touring with The Pussycat Dolls on their world, Doll Domination, tour and then will embark on the tour this fall with Kanye.
We can't wait for dates to be announced so we can get our tickets to, what is sure to be, one of the hottest shows all year. And to celebrate our first Lady GaGa post, check out her latest, steamy video for her U.S. single, "Love Game". It's very "Toxic"-Britney inspired.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Also, the girls re-released their video for "Patron Tequila" on Monday. The updated video includes more club scenes and some more editing. This video is hot, hot, hot and shows off the girls' personalities a little bit, too. Check it out and "put your drinks up"!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Adam Lambert was on 20/20 last week to discuss his recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. The interview, with Chris Connelly, touched on his run on Idol, growing up, and, of course, coming out. If you missed the interview, have no fear - check it out below, along with an exclusive interview with Lambert's brother that did not air on the original telecast.
Also, Adam recently won a Young Hollywood award for Artist of the Year, which was presented to him by Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi. This news made us wonder, can you even be nominated for an Artist of the Year award without an album? And, "Wait...who won Idol this year again?!?" Check out the award presentation and his acceptance speech below and let me know your thoughts on the Artist of the Year honor.
Monday, June 15, 2009
In his attempts to reunite the Saved By The Bell cast, Jimmy Fallon had Mark Paul Gosselar on his show Monday night. Check out this hilarious interview where Gosselar stopped by in character of Zack Morris, high tops, tight rolled jeans, cell phone and all. Now, that's a blast from the past!
Gosselar also confirms that he and Elizabeth Berkley, Jesse Spano, will be in for the reunion, leaving just Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly) and Dustin Diamond (Screech) left to confirm their appearances. We sure can't wait to see Tiffani Thiessen's return to our television sets - I hope she wears her cheerleading skirt. Go Bayside!
Check out this clip from Monday night's show.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Also, check out this interesting tidbit: Lambert, Allen, and Iraheta were the three that were put through together in Group 2 of the Top 36. Something special must have been in the water that night. No offers yet for Top 3 finalist, Danny Gokey, but that isn't really a surprise, seeing as he had the appeal of a younger version of Taylor Hicks. See ya on Broadway, Chokey Gokey!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tiffanie stayed calm throughout the video, which was the first time we've seen this side of her. However, she did not completely put to rest rumors of a feud with fellow member, Natalie Mejia. Rumors were swirling for a couple months of a boiling feud between the two girls, which many said was the reason for the split. Mejia has recently been linked to woman-beater, Chris Brown, although Brown's reps deny the connection.
Check out Anderson's official announcement/apology to fans/final goodbye here and let me know your thoughts on the news now that it's official. And of course, we will keep you updated on all the latest Girlicous news, as it becomes available. We're dying to she/read Robin's response to Tiff's video, although she might not make one.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Jordin Sparks, winner of American Idol season 6, is prepping the release of her sophomore album, Battlefield. The album artwork (above) was recently released and her single of the same name has already been burning up the airwaves and iTunes charts. She is working with some of today's top producers and writers for the follow up to her mega-successful debut album. Battlefield will be in stores and on iTunes on July 21st, but in the meantime we are pleased to bring you the debut video of the album's first single, "Battlefield", as well as a clip of Jordin working in the studio on 4 other tracks. "Vertigo" sounds like a hot track, we can't wait to hear the rest. Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
And now, The Circus Tour, which has become the highest grossing in the United States in 2009, has been extended! In September, Britney will make her back to the U.S. for a second leg of the tour, then she will take over Australia for the first time in November. Tickets for the second American leg of the tour go on sale June 19th at Ticketmaster. We might be making another trip....I'll keep you posted.
We hope that Jive is preparing a DVD version of the tour to come out by the year's end. With the shows nonstop action, you can't catch it all the first time around. For those who were unable to attend the show when it stopped in your hometown, here's the full length opening sequence featuring fellow blogger, Perez Hilton.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
In the article, Lambert also opens up about his childhood, his experimentation with drugs, and his crush on fellow Idol contestant, Kris Allen, with whom he shared a room with during the show. "They put me with the cute guy. Distracting! He's the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty, and totally my type - except that he has a wife. I mean he's open minded and liberal, but he's definitely 100% straight", says Lambert. Uh, duh! And as for the drugs, he started smoking pot in Germany, when he was on the European tour of "Hair". It was there when he first dyed his hair black and tried Ecstasy, but says his limits are with cocaine because "that drug is such a reflection of the lack of self-esteem and control people have over their lives."
So, there you have it; confirmation of what was already very obvious. And although Lambert's announcement came as no shock, it is clear that he is changing the face of Idol as we once knew it. Never before, this close after a finale, has so much been revealed about a contestant in regards to sexuality and drugs. Think Jim Verraros, Jessica Sierra, Nikki McKibbon, and, of course, Clay Aiken.
You can pick up your copy of the "Wild Idol" issue of Rolling Stone on newsstands this Friday.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Last week the Idol Insider brought you a clip of the oldest Jonas Brother, Joe, doing his best impression of Beyonce's "Single Ladies". Well, if you didn't get a chance to see it, you likely never will. After the video became knowledge of those running the popular video clip website, YouTube suspended the JoBro's profile. Beyonce's label, SonyBMG, were not pleased that the Hollywood Records artist was using music in his video without receiving the proper permissions to do so. So, sorry ladies, I guess you'll have to keep waiting to see Joe Jonas running around in high heels. Well, at least until his drag show opens in Vegas, but we give it a few years before he goes that route.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Now, after many cryptic messages via the girls' Twitter accounts, Robin Antin confirmed that the Girlicious girls are moving on without Tiffanie Anderson. On Antin's twitter this morning, she announced, "Nic, Nat, and Chrys r getting ready to record a new single, new video, & tour the world". Tiff's name was absent from the list and then to follow it up, the group's MySpace account has been updated to reflect the three remaining members, including cropping Tiffanie out of the promotional photos that once featured all four girls (left).
No reason has been confirmed for Anderson's split from the group, but she promised her followers on Twitter that she'd reveal all soon.
Sounds juicy! We'll keep you updated, but in the meantime, here's a tribute of Tiffanie's journey with Girlicious!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
And in other Robin Antin-related news, it looks like Tiffanie from Girlicious may have seen her final days in the group. Based on some internet rumors and recent tweets on Tiffanie's Twitter account, Chrystina, Nichole, and Natalie may be moving on without her for undisclosed reasons. It's too bad, but as we learned with fellow girl group, Danity Kane, relaity shows don't equal longevity. And if I remember Tiffanie's overly-cocky attitude in the CW series, The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious, I could have called her exit back then.
But on to bigger and better, check out the steaming hot video, "Patron Tequlia" now:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009